This is a quick stir fry very tasty and goes well with a hot roti of any kind. The Lal bhopla or Red Pumkin can be cooked in several different ways like raita, with gavar or in a gravy. The red pumkin can be used in cooking fasting foods too it is acceptable. Read more on wiki about Pumkins.
1 cup red pumkin cut into 2 inch fingers
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 pinch asofoetida
few curry leaves
Optionally garnish with grated fresh coconut
1 teapoon oil
salt to taste
Heat oil on high splutter mustard seeds. Add the asofoetida, curry leaves, turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Then in go the pumkin fingers stir and cook till soft but till pumkin holds shape. Remove from heat and garnish with coconut.